10 Best Moana Toys in 2018

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Moana, one of the young heroines to become part of the Disney Princess phenomenon, is a 16 year-old girl from the Polynesian world of Oceania. Now, 2 years after its release, young girls still crave Moana-themed merchandise and toys. Strong-willed and deeply concerned for her village, she takes out on a seemingly dangerous adventure to return the Heart of Te Fiti to the island from whence it came and save her village from the darkness which has overwhelmed it.

Joined by a large muscular demigod named Maui, the two travel together and become great partners. While the plot may be a common one, the vivid animation and music of the film bring much to a story that comes with adventure, magic, and happy endings.

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  • Recommended for ages 3+
  • Size - 1.8 x 6 x 4.2 inches
  • Requires 3 AAA batteries (included)
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  • Recommended for ages 3+
  • Box size - 4.7 x 11.8 x 15 inches, doll stands 11” high
  • Uses 5 AAA batteries (included)
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  • Recommended for ages 3+
  • Package size - 2.8 x 6 x 9 inches
  • 3 button cell batteries (included)

LIke many Disney characters, Moana will always be identifiable as one of the Disney Princesses. The merchandise listed here reflects the quality and workmanship which is synonymous with Disney productions. Disney Moana fans can find Moana in Doorable sets.

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1. Disney’s Maui’s Magical Fish Hook

Disney's Maui's Magical Fish Hook

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Great powers of Maui will come with this Magical Fish Hook that has multiple light and sound features. This version is highly detailed and resembles the movie original. It is 20 inches long and is motion activated using 3 AAA batteries which are included.

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Why We Like It

  • Recommended for ages 3+
  • Size - 1.8 x 6 x 4.2 inches
  • Requires 3 AAA batteries (included)
  • Motion activated lights and sounds
  • Push the button on the handle for more interactive features

Recommended Age
3 years and up
Battery Operated
3 LR44 Batteries Included
Dimensions
1.8 x 6 x 4.2 Inches
Our Verdict

This interactive fish hook can jump start the imagination and make becoming the Maui character far easier. Pretend to shape-shift and disappear from view or mimic ceremonial dances as Maui does in the movie. Show off the intricate detail and tell stories of how Maui defended himself using this unique weapon.

The toy’s lights and sound effects add to the magic and might even surprise the user from time to time with its powerful impression. Features are motion activated or can be triggered with the press of the button on the handle.

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2. Disney Sing A-Long Moana

Disney Sing A-Long Moana

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Sounding just like she does in the movie, Moana sings her signature song How Far I’ll Go with the special microphone that is included. The 11” high doll is dress in her polynesian style costume with fringed details. Pose her in a dancing stance with arms and legs that move.

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Why We Like It

  • Recommended for ages 3+
  • Box size - 4.7 x 11.8 x 15 inches, doll stands 11” high
  • Uses 5 AAA batteries (included)
  • Includes one Moana Doll and one microphone
  • Sing alone or with Moana

Recommended Age
3 years and up
Battery Operated
5 AAA Batteries Included
Dimensions
4.7 x 11.8 x 15 Inches
Our Verdict

The 11” doll is dressed in a colorful outfit and has the main character’s expressive facial features. The working microphone projects the voice of Moana when it is placed near her mouth. She will sing the award winning theme song from beginning to end. In the mood for a duet, then just take the mic away when the other vocalist wants a turn.

Moana will then pick up where the singer left off. This battery operated technology provides a great opportunity to sing like a professional with this doll and microphone set.

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3. Disney Moana’s Magical Seashell Necklace

Disney Moana's Magical Seashell Necklace

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How can any little girl pretend to be Moana without her magical seashell necklace? The large gemstone pendant will glow a soft green when activated. Operated by 3 button cell batteries, which come with the set, the necklace has all the detail of the movie original. Wear the necklace as part of a Moana costume or separately and feel the confidence of the young heroine and role model.

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Why We Like It

  • Recommended for ages 3+
  • Package size - 2.8 x 6 x 9 inches
  • 3 button cell batteries (included)
  • Pendant opens and features a soft green glow
  • Compatible with Moana dress up outfit (sold separately)

Recommended Age
3 years and up
Battery Operated
3 LR44 Batteries Included
Dimensions
2.8 x 6 x 9 Inches
Our Verdict

Who would not want to wear this iconic feature of the Moana character? The detailed construction and large 3 dimensional pendant will help any young Moana brave the darkness and return the Heart of Te Fiti to save her people. Feel the power of the stone when it glows a soft green. A great accessory to add to any Moana figure collection.

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4. Disney Moana Adventure Doll

Disney Moana Adventure Doll

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The 14” high replica of the adventurous and kind Moana comes with a colorful fringed outfit, necklace, and accessories. Her long dark hair and expressive eyes make it easy to connect for hours of pretend adventures.

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Why We Like It

  • Recommended for ages 3+
  • Display box size - 4.8 x 8 x 15 inches, doll stands 14 inches high
  • Powered by imagination, no batteries required
  • Includes one doll and shareable flower hair clip

Recommended Age
3 years and up
Battery Operated
No
Dimensions
4.8 x 8 x 15 Inches
Our Verdict

It will always seem that girls will gravitate toward a character as endearing as Moana and this doll only serves to strengthen that connection. The detail with which this doll is manufactured replicates the character of the animated film. One could almost believe that the doll could rush off on her latest adventure.

While this figure does not have the technical features that some Moana dolls do, her simplicity makes this even more special as a friend and role model for young girls.

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5. Just Play Moana Talking Maui Plush

Just Play Moana Talking Maui Plush

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The larger-than-life Maui character of the movie has been replicated in this soft, snuggleable version that is small enough to take anywhere. Standing about 13 inches tall, this Maui will talk and say favorite phrases from the movie.

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Why We Like It

  • Recommended for ages 3+
  • Size - 6 x 7 x 13 inches
  • Operates on 3 button cell batteries included
  • Detailed plush character is great to take anywhere
  • Says phrases from the movie

Recommended Age
3 years and up
Battery Operated
3 LR44 Batteries Included
Dimensions
6 x 7 x 13 Inches
Our Verdict

Whether it is a plush figure or another type of model, it is always nice to see a plush toy that has been constructed with detail and care. This Maui has his characteristic stern face and large muscular body. He wears his signature printed outfit. A plush version of his magical fish hook is held in one hand and the other is clenched in a fist waiting for action.

This plush figure is an excellent companion for any Moana doll so that the pair can go off on adventures together.

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6. LEGO Princess Moana’s Ocean Voyage 41150

LEGO Princess Moana's Ocean Voyage 41150

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This 307 piece set is rated for 6 to 12 year olds. It comes equipped with blocks to building Moana’s ocean canoe and the island of Te Fiti. Several figures and accessories make this an easy kit to build and use.

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Why We Like It

  • Recommended for ages 6 to 12 years
  • Box set - 11.1 x 10.3 x 2.3 inches
  • Kid powered, no batteries needed
  • Includes Moana’s boat - 6 x 5 x 5 inches
  • Includes Te Fiti island - 4 x 6 x 2 inches
  • Figures for Moana, Maui and 2 buildable Kakamora pirates included

Recommended Age
6 years and up
Battery Operated
No
Dimensions
11.1 x 10.3 x 2.3 Inches
Our Verdict

LEGO and Disney have had a long history and it is no surprise that the company would design a set for the Moana movie. Filled with special features such as sails for the canoe, masks of evil spirits, buildable palm trees and special figures, it offers a taste of the Polynesian world for little hands.

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7. Disney Pua Plush

Disney Pua Plush

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Straight from the Disney Store, this 9 ½ inch Pua figure is as detailed as the cute little pot-bellied pig from the movie. With sculpted ears and facial features that include embroidered eyes, this plush cutie will win over any fan in short order. Lightweight and able to go anywhere, this character is just one of the plush figures available from the movie.

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Why We Like It

  • Recommended for aged 3+
  • Size - 8.5 x 4.8 x 4.2 inches
  • Powered by love, no batteries needed
  • Made of soft quality materials

Recommended Age
3 years and up
Battery Operated
No
Dimensions
8.5 x 4.8 x 4.2 Inches
Our Verdict

Disney characters on their own ooze personality, so when the toy that is inspired by them is made to this level of quality, it is a win-win for the child. This cuddly pig will be a favorite long after the movie has been forgotten.

Just one of the whole family Moana characters, plush figures include Moana and Maui, each sold separately.

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8. Disney Moana of Oceania Adventure Doll

Disney Moana of Oceania Adventure Doll

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Part of the Hasbro Disney Princess collection, this poseable Moana figure looks more like the 16-year-old character with a thinner face and body than some of the dolls on this list. The 10 inch doll bends at the knees, hips, elbows, shoulders, waist, and head to make for more detailed positions.

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Why We Like It

  • Recommended for ages 3+
  • Package Size - 2 x 6 x 14 inches, Doll is approximately 10 inches tall
  • Powered by imagination, no batteries required
  • Removable outfit and necklace

Recommended Age
3 years and up
Battery Operated
No
Dimensions
2 x 6 x 14 Inches
Our Verdict

Closer in size to fashion type dolls, this Moana comes with a removable outfit and necklace. She is capable of movement that other character dolls are not and can, therefore, be more adventurous in the scenarios that are played.

The detail of her face, outfit and necklace are in keeping with the movie version. Because of its smaller size and capabilities, this doll might be better suited to older fans of Moana

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9. Disney Moana Adventure Collection

Disney Moana Adventure Collection

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The four most common characters of Disney’s Moana are conveniently packaged in this one set. Figures of Moana and Maui are joined by their companions, Pua and Hei Hei. Accessories include an oar, Maui’s fish hook, and clothing that can be removed.

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Why We Like It

  • Recommended for ages 3+
  • Powered by imagination, no batteries needed
  • Set size - 4 x 16 x 14 inches
  • Includes figure of Moana, Maui, Pua and Hei Hei with accessories

Recommended Age
3 years and up
Battery Operated
No
Dimensions
4 x 16 x 14 Inches
Our Verdict

Playtime becomes much more interesting when there is something tangible to use to spark the imagination. This set uses the four movie characters that are most often together making reenacting scenes for the movie more believable. Armed with her oar, Moana can navigate the waters while Maui uses his fish hook while Pua and Hei Hei add comic energy to the situation.

No need to buy each figure separately. The figures are in similar scales and work well together for active play.

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10. Okidokiyo Princess Moana Costume

Okidokiyo Princess Moan Costume

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Just one of many Moana-themed dress up sets this one by Okidokiyo offers a wide range of sizes from 12 months to 8 years. The elasticized crop top with flutter sleeves and grass printed skirt fits most body types. Compatible with other accessory sets offered.

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Why We Like It

  • Appropriate for toddlers and youth
  • Sized 12 months through 8 years
  • Includes one printed crop top, one elastic waist skirt with side split
  • Accessories are one flower hair clip and one pendant necklace
  • Adjustable for most body types

Recommended Age
1 years and up
Battery Operated
No
Dimensions
Various Sizes
Our Verdict

A dress up set that reflects the character in an age appropriate manner is always a plus. While the character might be a 16 year old girl, those who dress up in this costume are likely to be much younger. This version has capped sleeves rather than the strapless version seen in the movie.

The generous fabric skirt is split on one side but allows movement without exposure. The necklace and floral hair clip add just the right touch to complete the illusion. Compatible with other accessory sets that offer her signature foot and head garland and oar.

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Buyer’s Guide

Choking Hazard

As is often the case with toys that have special details, these small parts and accessories can cause a choking hazard for children who regularly test the world by putting things in their mouth. Generally considered to be under the age of three, these children should be supervised while near any parts related to these toys. Generally considered for ages 3 and up, the toys on this list are all considered dangerous for children under three years of age.

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Age/Gender Specific

For the most part, Moana themed merchandise targets young girls age 3 to 12 years. Maui themed toys may enjoy some cross over from young boys and a LEGO set is marketed for both boys and girls, but with the main character being a teenage girl, the majority of the merchandise will naturally appeal more to young females.

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Age/ Interest Level

As mentioned above, the recommended age for these toys is between 3 and 12 years of age. But within that range, there are also interest and maturity levels to be considered. Of the doll figures listed here, there are differences in what each does or does not do. Before buying one might want to compare features between similar products to ensure the right fit between product and child.

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Battery Care

While there is certainly enough technology out there to enhance every toy made, it is always nice to let children use their imaginations and the majority of the toys on this list put players in the hands of the children who use them. There is only one point of caution that is offered here for those products which do use technology.

Remember batteries – even those encased within the toy body – are electrical components and should not be submerged or washed unless the packaging information specifically says the battery is waterproof. A talking plush Maui will continue to be cuddly but one good bath and he may become silent for a lifetime.

Special care should be taken to explain to small children that their technology-enhanced toys are not compatible with water.

Moana on Facebook

Keep up with this young heroine on Facebook. With over 2 million page likes, and as many who follow her posts, it is easy enough to see what is happening in the Disney world. While the page is not set up to accept friends, it will accept messages for this character. As with any online presence, do not post private information on this or any page.

Return/ Warranty Information

Policies for returns and warranty information are not typically considered when purchasing toys. One reason is the generally low price of the items and the other is the inherent understanding that the toy will/might become broken at some point. Occasionally, however, there are good reasons to return toys. The first is when the product is found to be missing items or not working as soon as the box is opened. This is the best time to exercise a return policy.

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The retailer is the one who has the most say in what that return policy is. Thirty days for toys is common. First, attempt a return to the retailer. If that doesn’t work, contact the manufacturer. Customer service numbers are printed on information leaflets or there are contact numbers on websites.

If it is a missing part, the manufacturer may be willing to send that part to you. LEGO brand is particularly good about replacing missing blocks. As with all returns, the sooner the manufacturer is made aware of an issue the better they are able to handle the complaint fairly.

Website and Parent Resources

Disney operates several web pages and sites to promote its products. Accessing the Moana page is easy at this link (http://lol.disney.com/characters/moana) . The page has video clips and downloadable coloring pages of all the Moana characters. The page also has special offers for merchandise and collectibles.

Expert Tip

Collectors of Moana memorabilia should look for the Disney trademark symbol and licensing information on each package. Companies known to have permission to create and sell Moana-themed merchandise include Hasbro, Jakks Pacific, Just Play, and LEGO.

Did you know?

Moana was the 56th animated feature film released by the Walt Disney Studios. It received two Academy Award nominations and has grossed over $600 million at the box office. While there have been claims that Disney used information about Polynesian cultures in a way that does not accurately reflect its culture, the movie has received many nominations and awards for its well-defined characters, beautiful effects, and uplifting music.